Monday, November 27, 2017

Woog’s Winners

My friend and colleague Adam Woog, who has been writing about mystery and thriller fiction for The Seattle Times since, well, almost exactly forever, is currently in the process of identifying a dozen of his favorite 2017 works from “various subgenres of crime fiction.” He began rolling out those choices with his November 12 Times column, and continued the exercise with his November 26 column. If picking 12 books is his goal, then it will take at least one more column for him to finish the job. Here are the eight novels he’s selected thus far:

The Twilight Wife, by A.J. Banner (Simon & Schuster)
Spook Street, by Mick Herron (Soho)
A Climate of Fear, by Fred Vargas (Penguin)
Arrowood, by Mick Finlay (Mira)
Dangerous to Know, by Renee Patrick (Forge)
The Painted Queen, by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess (Morrow)
Sleep No More, by P.D. James (Knopf)
Glass Houses, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Since Woog’s Times column is published on the second and fourth Sundays of every month, we should expect to see the last installment of his 2017 “bests” on December 10.

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